AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 5/31-7/1

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The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Troy Willis from June 2-July 1, 2012.

For the preview May 31, tickets are $12 general admission, and for the preview on June 1, tickets are $15 general admission. The show officially opens June 2.

Atlanta Shakespeare Company invites you to join them on another trip into Shakespeare's enchanted woods, where Rosalind disguises herself as a man as Orlando litters the woods with love notes praising her beauty and virtue. Will the two lovers be united? Will Orlando survive the wrestling match?

The show is presented as part of The Shakespeare Evolution Series. Join the cast and crew members for a lively Q&A session on Sunday June 10 after the show.

CAST:

Duke, living in exile - Jay Peterson

Rosalind, the banished Duke's daughter - Veronika Duerr*

Jaques, lord attending on the banished Duke - Jeff McKerley*

Frederick, the Duke's brother - Vinnie Mascola

Celia, Frederick's daughter - Kelly Criss

Le Beau, a courtier - Matt Nitchie

Charles, wrestler to Frederick - Jay Peterson

Oliver, son to Sir Rowland de Boys - Jacob York

Jaques de Boys, his younger brother - Andrew Houchins*

Orlando, the youngest brother - JoNathan Horne

Adam, Oliver's servant - J. Tony Brown*

Dennis, Oliver's servant - Clarke Weigle

Touchstone, Frederick's court jester - Daniel Parvis

Sir Oliver Martex, a vicar - Andrew Houchins*

Corin, a shepherd J. - Tony Brown*

Silvius, a shepherd - Matt Nitchie

Audrey, a country wench - Rachel Frawley

William, a country fellow, in love with Audrey - Mark Schroeder

Phebe, a shepherdess - Dani Herd

Hymen - J. Tony Brown*

Amiens - Mark Schroeder

Lords - Clarke Weigle, Andrew Houchins*, Jeff McKerley*, Rachel Frawley

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The late sir Rowland de Boys had three sons: Oliver, the eldest, hates the youngest, Orlando, whom he has steadily humiliated. Orlando is matched against the usurping Duke Frederick’s deadly wrestler, Charles; the fight, which the youth wins, is watched by Rosalind, the banished Duke’s daughter, and her cousin, Frederick’s daughter Celia. Orlando and Rosalind fall immediately in love; Frederick, jealous of her popularity, banishes her; and in the disguise of a boy (Ganymede) she leaves with Celia (as Ganymede’s sister) and the jester Touchstone, to find her father in the Forest of Arden, where he lives with a company that includes the melancholy courtier, Jaques.

Orlando and his faithful old Adam have also gone to Arden. The travelers arrive severally: Rosalind and Celia overhear the shepherd Silvius declaring his love for Phebe, a scornful shepherdess. Orlando becomes a member of the Duke’s court, and hangs on the tree his love poems to Rosalind. When he meets her, unknowing, as Ganymede, she promises to cure him of infatuation “if you would be call me Rosalind, and come every day to my cote to woo me”.

Meanwhile Phebe falls in love with “Ganymede,” and Touchstone condescends to the country wench, Audrey. Oliver, whom Frederick has summarily banished to find Orlando, arrives in Arden; on hearing how Orlando has rescued his brother from a lioness – and seeing a bloodstained napkin – “Ganymede” faints. Oliver and Celia are now in love. Presently all the couples in Arden are united: Rosalind reveals herself to Orlando; and Oliver and Celia, Touchstone and Audrey, and even Silvius and Phebe, are in harmony. Frederick has decided to retire from the world into contemplation; the banished Duke is restored and Rosalind speaks an epilogue.

Performance days & times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 6:30 PM. Regular Ticket Prices: Thurs night—Main: $24; Box: $20; Balcony: $15. Friday night—Main: $32; Box: $26; Balcony: $22. Saturday night—Main: $36; Box: $30; Balcony: $24. Sunday night—Main: $28; Box: $22; Balcony: $15.

Discount Ticket Options: $12 tickets for Thursday Previews, $15 for Friday Previews (unless otherwise noted);. Student/Educator prices: $5 off per price level per night except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Not valid on Saturday nights. $3 off for Military, Seniors, Groups of 10 or more, except in the Balcony on Thursdays and Sundays. Promotional discount offers are not valid closing weekend of a performance.

Purchase Tickets Online for most performances at www.shakespearetavern.com.

For information on The Shakespeare Club Program and Flex Pass, call or email The Tavern Box Office at 404.874.5299 or boxoffice@shakespearetavern.com or visit the website at www.shakespearetavern.com.

Location: The New American Shakespeare Tavern is located at 499 Peachtree Street, NE, just four blocks south of The Fox Theater and directly across the street from Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Parking: In the evening, we recommend parking in the Emory University Hospital Midtown Parking Deck located directly across the street from the front doors of The Shakespeare Tavern on Peachtree Street. Regular parking price is $5.

DO NOT park on Pine Street or in the empty parking lots on Pine Street. Your car might be booted if you park in these lots.

Food and Beverage Service: The Tavern opens one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance for food and beverage service. Chef for a Night provides a British-pub-style menu for dinner. The Tavern has a beer, wine, coffee, tea, and soft drink bar that serves Bass and Guinness on tap.

Seating and Box Office: Seating is done on a “first come, first served” basis within each designated section. Table seating is limited however all seats can accommodate food and beverages.

The Shakespeare Tavern is a registered 501 ( C ) 3 non-profit organization and is a member of The Actor’s Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

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